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Historic redwood tree plaque stolen in Paradise

The wood from it was going to be turned into a memorial bench, but Tuesday morning we learned a thief might of ruined that opportunity after stealing the plaque.

Posted: Nov 7, 2017 11:52 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2017 3:04 PM

Last week we first brought you a love story that stems from a historic redwood tree in Paradise, which had to be cut down due to safety concerns.

The wood from it was going to be turned into a memorial bench, but Tuesday morning we learned a thief might of ruined that opportunity after stealing the plaque.

The town of Paradise had to cut the tree down after it was deemed unsafe to the public.

The property owner Joe Earley was going to make a bench out of the trunk along with the plaque that sat underneath the tree.

All in honor of the man, James Guilick, who planted the tree 82-years ago for his crush, Grace Collins, who was actually able to see the redwood before it was cut down.

Earley is hoping the plaque will be returned and is thoroughly disappointed it was stolen.

"It was bad enough to lose the tree, but to lose the memorial I was planning on building here that's just so disturbing so I'm just hoping someone does the right thing," said Earley.

He also says he immediately reported the plaque as stolen to Paradise Police after confirming the orginal homeowners didn't have it.

At this point Earley just wants it returned and even said he would pay someone the cost of that metal just to get the plaque back.

If you have any information you can call Paradise Police or Earley's Law Office at (530) 876-1111.

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